Tina Fehlandt was an integral part of the Mark Morris Dance Group for twenty years, from its inception in 1980 to January 2000, appearing in over 50 works choreographed by Mark Morris. With the Group she toured the world and appeared in several television specials, most notably as “Louise” in Mr. Morris’ production of The Hard Nut. She has been the subject of feature articles in SELF-Magazine, Dance Magazine, and Dance Teacher. In Ballet Review Ms. Fehlandt was hailed as “one of the most beautiful dancers anywhere.”
Ms. Fehlandt has staged Mark Morris’ work at Princeton University, Indiana University, New York University, Rutgers University, University of Minnesota, University of Texas, Marymount Manhattan College, Barnard College, the Juilliard School, Long Island University, and American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, English National Ballet, Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Houston Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Washington Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Atlanta Ballet, Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf, and the White Oak Dance Project.
Ms. Fehlandt is a full time Lecturer in Dance at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, where she teaches all levels of ballet and modern dance and acts as a production advisor for students’ senior thesis projects and performances. She continues her association with the Mark Morris Dance Group as an instructor in the Summer Intensives, guest faculty at the school, and teaching company class for the current members of MMDG. Her choreography has been performed by Houston Ballet II, Barnard College, Trinity College, Deep Ellum Ensemble, ABT Summer Intensives and as part of Princeton University’s Evening of Enchantment. She has conducted workshops at the Mark Morris Dance Center, Skidmore College, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, SUNY Brockport, and the University of Washington, and taught master classes at the Edinburgh International Festival, Adelaide (Australia) Festival, American Dance Festival, Cornish College of the Arts, Wesleyan University, and The Place in London among others. Ms. Fehlandt has been Artist-in-Residence at Barnard College and Long Island University Brooklyn Campus and on faculty at New York University Tisch School of the Arts and the ABT New York Summer Intensives. In addition, she has worked in television as Production Coordinator for the Emmy Award-winning Dance in America series.
"Behind the Curtain: Mark Morris Dance Group - Tina Fehlandt on 'L'Alegro'"
Tina Fehlandt in conversation with David Hallberg on Princeton Tonight:
“Dancing Dido“ by Tina Fehlandt | The Opera Quarterly (Volume 31, Issue 3, summer 2015, pages 190-193). Published July 8, 2015.
NEWS + LINKS
Dance On! Video Vault — Tina Fehlandt introduces “Dancer’s Picks,” a curated collection of archival video recordings from the Mark Morris Dance Group; streamed on-demand through January 31, 2021.